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Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it

Traditionally, hotels focus on personal customer service and luxury, but the scene is changing - it is evolving to become an experience in technological advancement with various online and automated services to choose from...

15 Nov 2017

Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector

As Egypt's mobile operators thrive, state-owned Telecom Egypt is entering the market in an effort to boost state revenues...

10 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

NEC/XON Summit 2017: Making Africa smarter and safer

The NEC/XON ICT Summit 2017 kicked off on Monday, 6 November 2017. Keynote speakers included the likes of Carel Coetzee, CEO of XON and Hironobu Kurosaki, president and CEO of NEC Europe...

By Ilse van den Berg 7 Nov 2017

Capacity boost may spur cut in data prices

Mobile data prices could start to fall faster as operators invest in their networks, according to Robert Pasley, chief strategy officer at Cell C...

7 Nov 2017

The essential foundation of smart ports

Modern ports are transforming and digitalising, but high-speed connectivity remains the backbone of any attempt to create a genuinely smart port...

By Vino Govender 6 Nov 2017

WhatsApp down in SA, many other countries

NEWSWATCH: WhatsApp has evidently ceased working in South Africa, as well as a couple of other countries around the globe. Twitter is flooded with #WhatsAppDown tweets - some extremely serious, others quite hysterical... [Article updated]

3 Nov 2017

Parallel Wireless adds 2G capabilities

Parallel Wireless has announced the addition of 2G capabilities to its end-to-end cellular network technology...

3 Nov 2017

Jasco launches IaaS offering through NewTelco SA

International telcos and service providers looking to grow their client bases are starting to look to South Africa's telecoms market...

2 Nov 2017

Netshield introduces online store

Technology hardware, software, and services supplier, Netshield, is expanding its customer and reseller support with the introduction of an online store in South Africa...

31 Oct 2017

Could the humble phone call be the future of digital CX?

We live in a text-first society. If one of your customers has a problem, your website is generally the first place they'll go. A customer resorting to a voice call should be a warning that their patience is really running thin...

By Rob Lith 31 Oct 2017

Dial a Nerd, Turrito Networks join forces

Dial a Nerd has announced a merger with South African connectivity services provider, Turrito Networks. The two companies have been working together since 2015...

25 Oct 2017

EOH joins Amazon Web Services Partner Network

By joining the Amazon Web Services Partner Network (APN), IT service management company EOH will be providing AWS consulting services to South African companies.

25 Oct 2017

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International

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit from London to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy.

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation startup owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct. Time to ask Google: can you build a city?

By Sarah Barns 2 days ago

Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation (TVS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen (R1,6 billion). Toshiba holds its 5% stock rights.

14 Nov 2017

New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses

WASHINGTON, US: Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face - a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes.

30 Oct 2017

Saudi 'giga projects': tall ambitions, high risks

From a holographic lion to talking robots and flying taxis, Saudi Arabia has dazzled investors with plans for hi-tech "giga projects" - but sceptics question their viability in an era of cheap oil.

30 Oct 2017

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